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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
While : While the general rule of thumb is 6 weeks, it can be shorter if it was done laparoscopically, if you are in otherwise good health and was relatively ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on your: Symptoms. If you have no or minimal pain, then you can wait. Conversely, if you have severe pain, you should have surgery. These days it is laparos ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
Not usual: I wouldn't expect you to have bloody urine after a lap GB removal. IF you were catheterized prior to surgery (not my routine) there may have been uret ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Common: The gb is attached to the liver which sits next to the diaphragm. Inflammation in this area is common after gb surgery. Irritation of the diaphragm ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eliezer De Leon
47 years experience in Internal Medicine
No recurrence: Only if there is retained stone in the biliary tree.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Depends : On what do you call recovery? Also depends on open vs laporoscopic, age , other medical problems. In healthy adult with laporoscopic surgery 4-7 da ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Very Short: Most patients are discharged home the same day after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and are ready to return to work in about a week. Consult with your s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience in General Surgery
Liver repair: Liver should not be affected after gallbladder surgery at all. During gallbladder removal from the live they'll have been some bleeding but no permane ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
See your surgeon: Wound infections after surgery need to be evaluated by the surgeon, may need open wound packing, and will likely need antibiotics to prevent worsening ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Days-to-Weeks: Most people are able to go home the same day as the surgery; will require narcotic pain medication for 1-2 days; may return to light duties in 5-7 day ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Not really: If you continue to have a stomach problems two years after your surgery that mean you have a completely different problem people could have a stomac ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Please Clarify: The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfun ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Best thing to do: Is to return to the surgeon who performed your gallbladder operation. It can be any number of post-cholecystectomy problems, such as retained stone, ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience in Urology
Gall stones: They can't be.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
It is: It is possible if you developed it. You surgeon needs to find why. Is it cardiac, liver, kidneys, inflammation, etc. Talk to your surgeon.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience in Radiology
Depends: What procedure you had, the results and your baseline health will determine when you can return to normal activities, including sex. Ask your surgeon ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Post surgery care: There are several possibilities, including passing a gallstone from the lower duct. If your pain is not controllable with your prescribed pain regimen ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
19 years experience in General Surgery
One week: Gallbladder surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure meaning you go home a couple hours after the surgery. It's most commonly done laparosco ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Not exactly: A gallbladder stone, because your gallbladder is gone, but you can form, and then pass, a biliary stone that forms in the common bile or common hepati ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Less....: After removing gallbladder, body takes time to adapt and digest the foods you consume without bile juice from gallbladder. Generally, avoid or take le ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience in General Surgery
4-6 weeks: Usual time to full recovery is 4-6 weeks after any major abdominal surgery. Avoid any strenuous activity during this time.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
In moderation: Small amounts of alcohol is probably alright as long as you do not have an underlying liver disease or jaundice. Please do not mix pain pills and alco ... Read More
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Few weeks: Presuming you are referring to a laparascopicly extracted gall bladder, you should be able to do most things within a couple of weeks. If it is an op ... Read More
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